Check our job postings regularly for updated listings for hostel jobs in Montreal, Vancouver, Venice Beach, Kelowna and Banff. Samesun Backpackers are often expanding, renovating, building and always have exciting adventures ahead! Hostel jobs range from housekeeping, front desk, maintenance, bar & restaurant service – we value a strong work ethic and good teams skills to create a fun and enjoyable work environment!

We are hiring – Samesun Banff



Samesun Banff is looking for 2 overnight receptionists.


Our ideal applicant will have an air of authority but be personable, friendly and open to interact with people from all over the world. Previous international travel with stays in hostels and a passion for the ‘hostel experience’ is a plus. But if you don’t have that, a great smile, true enthusiasm and interest in the service industry works for us. The successful applicant will have the ability to be pro-active and self-manage and can be friendly even in sometimes hectic situations.

• Hours are 11 pm to 7 am.

• Starting pay is $15 an hour

• We offer discounted drinks and food in our bar, free activities and free stays in our other locations.

• Any non-Canadian applicants must have a work visa good for at least 6 months.

• Looking to hire and train immediately.


Please send resume, and a cover letter explaining why this is the job for you to

We are hiring – Samesun Banff


We’ve a rare opening for an assistant manager-to-manager position in our gorgeous Banff location! If you love the outdoors, skiing, snowboarding, hiking or just hanging out in the gorgeous nature of Banff, then join a company with like-minded staff AND work a flexible schedule that will give you time to hit the slopes or the backcountry. We are looking for individual who is enthusiastic about hosteling to interview and begin training immediately and take on the assistant manager role now and the manager role on June 1.



Applicants who are not Canadian must also have a working visa good for at least one year from June 1.

We are looking to hire, train and start immediately, but have some flexibility on start date in needed.

Wages will bump from starting pay to manager pay with change of role. Compensation includes 3 weeks paid holiday, medical benefits, food and beverage discounts in our bar and free stays in our other locations.


Please send resume, and a cover letter explaining why this is the job for you to


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Samesun Internships

Samesun is always on the lookout for eager students for internship positions.

If you are a student looking to complete your internship hours we have positions available for you at the Vancouver, Banff and Kelowna backpacker hostels. All internships must qualify with your current school and are unpaid. We will provide accommodation to those that require it. All candidates must be 18 years or older.

Please use the application form (link above).


Please note – we do not offer work for stay programs as it is currently illegal in Canada. Please only apply if you have a valid work permit. 

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